Slow torture!!

Well i can honestly say that these past two days have been absolute torture!! Things have been going ok, then bang, constant mind numbing full on pain in the arse craves that wont let up or give me peace for a second. I,ve slept nearly all weekend cos im so tired, only waking up to stuff my face by eating everything in sight. I Keep binning all the 'just go and buy fags' thoughts, but honestly its wearing me out!!! I look like crap, and feel like a total mental patient!!

Why is this happening now?? I thought things were meant to get easier!

Sorry for the rant, but i am raging!!!

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  • Well i can honestly say that these past two days have been absolute torture!! Things have been going ok, then bang, constant mind numbing full on pain in the arse craves that wont let up or give me peace for a second. I,ve slept nearly all weekend cos im so tired, only waking up to stuff my face by eating everything in sight. I Keep binning all the 'just go and buy fags' thoughts, but honestly its wearing me out!!! I look like crap, and feel like a total mental patient!!

    Why is this happening now?? I thought things were meant to get easier!

    Sorry for the rant, but i am raging!!!

    Totally understand how you are feeling.... Its total crap isnt it !!! .... I'm the same.... Quit date about same as yours.... I've been recommended to read Alan Carr book so I'm going to give that a try.... Anythings worth a try... Hope things get better for you very very soon.... (Hugs) x

  • Aw thanks guys . Lelly allen carrs book is amazing. I lent it to someone a couple of years ago and never got it back. Think i'll order another one. You will love it!

    Kat now i know what you mean by being angry at nic the wee runt! How dare he do this to us! Just shows that we always need to have a plan of attack for the next time the wee b... decides to strike again.

    School and work uniforms are washed and ironed, going for a bath to calm myself down before the white van with the square wheels comes to pick me up!

  • Par for the course

    Hi Denise 123

    The experiences you're having are very common. I used to just want to go to bed and pull the covers over my head to escape from the world.

    I used to explain it to myself as my body being in some form of "chemical shock". I guess it was - my body had to adapt to a new chemical environment.

    I found that if I did things that increased the dopamine levels in my body then I could get some relief. Things like deep breathing ( if I was too tired to exercise), exercise and when all else failed - eating ice cream!

    Hang in there - these days do not last forever.:)

  • Denise

    It's the Rollercoaster effect I'm afraid, this quitting malarkey is full of ups and downs. I think a lot of us find weekends difficult as we're out of routine.

    However, you've not smoked Denise, and hopefully tomorrow you'll be flying hit in the sky!

    Fi x

  • denise your doing great, come on.... think about it...... your 4 or 5 maybe 6 weeks up on people who are on day 1, its got to be easyer for you, keep your head busy, sing a lot (to yourself) thats what i do, hell i even talk to myself.... anything to take my mind of it, you needa keep busy and do away with all the thoughts of smoking, when you think of it...... at the end of the day it really is easy to do , people make it out that it is hard to do, maybe thats a conscience thing, really its all in the head, thats my opinion anyway, but you must keep fighting the demon, dont worry............ you will Win !!

  • Thanks to you all for being so helpful.

    Feel a bit better today, not much but im plodding on telling myself this will not last forever. Have taken on board all of your helpful suggestions and will battle through this for as long as it takes. Gona try and raise the dopamine levels by going back on the treadmill, buying grapes to freeze and sugerfree sweets, and a trip to the health shop for some kind of rescue remedy. God loves a trier!

    Hate that im becoming a miserable moaner, im normally a really positive happy go lucky kind of person. :confused:

  • Well i can honestly say that these past two days have been absolute torture!! Things have been going ok, then bang, constant mind numbing full on pain in the arse craves that wont let up or give me peace for a second.

    Denise & Lelley - similar quit dates as me too (07/02/13), really strange I was going really well up until the end part of last week also. On Saturday I had a long drive and at my destination decided that I would buy a box. Lit one, three puffs in decided not for me put it out and gave the remainder of the box to a guy sitting on a park bench enjoying a smoke, since then I have not had a single craving or have any interest in cigs.

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